A blog from World War 2

November 1944

  • November 3, 1944

    At 11:00 the siren went off and ended at 12:30. It went off again at 1:00 and ended at 1:30.

  • November 4, 1944

    At 11:30 the siren went off and ended at 1:00. At 1:45 it went off again and ended at 2:00.

  • November 8, 1944

    The first snow fell tonight, it’s very cold now. I can’t keep track of all the sirens anymore, there’s a pre-raid siren and siren at least three or four times a day, they usually happen at the same time. 

  • November 12, 1944

    Much to my disappointment, my wounded hand has healed so I had to go back to work this morning. It’s been snowing for five days, it’s unbearably cold, we have to walk through 25 centimeters of snow. We leave at 5:30 in the morning and do not get home until 6:30 at night. What a […]

  • November 17, 1944

    It is no longer snowing but it’s still cold. This year feels much colder than last year, it’s mid-November and it has already snowed for 10 days, who knows what the next months will be like! The siren goes off every day at least four or fives times, I pray the good Lord will keep […]

  • Sunday November 19, 1944

    Today, after an entire week of work, I was on duty at the factory. Tomorrow, Monday, another workweek begins which is more suffering for us. Will this damned war ever end? Since November 1st, the bombings of Munich and its environs have increased, since November 1st we’ve only had two days of respite: November 13th […]

  • November 25, 1944

    Today at the black market, a meeting place for fellow townsmen from all over Munich, I ran into Achille Verrengia and Stefano Torrico. They told me they knew for a fact that Fortunato from San Donato, who was with Achille, had reached his home; he was sent back to Italy on June 11th because he […]

  • Sunday November 26, 1944

    The siren went off continuously all day. At night, Ciccillo D’Angelo, Agostino LaTorre, Fossio Di Bernardo from Frattamaggiore, and I went to a café in Marienplatz to drink some wine. Yesterday I bought pizza thanks to some of the acquaintances I’ve made after living in Munich for 14 months. But since my friends have always […]

  • November 27, 1944

    While we were sleeping, we heard the siren go off. We run down to the shelter and soon after the bombs start falling, one bomb even made our shelter tremble. The nuns are praying, I hope their prayers are heard so we’ll all survive and be able to return to our loved ones who await […]

  • November 30, 1944

    Last night at 4:30, the siren went off again and we ran to the shelter, it was over by 6:00. We’re told they bombed the area around Munich.

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